The Heart Failure Clinic
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Heart Failure Outpatient Program
OUR PURPOSE AND GOALS
The Heart Failure Clinic is a nurse-led clinic which assists patients by providing an understanding of heart failure through intense education, optimizing medications under the physician’s direction and improving quality of life. The goals of this program are to improve patient’s symptoms to the best level possible, to prevent future acute events of congestive heart failure and avoid repeat admissions to the hospital and emergency department.
The heart failure program is staffed by registered nurses who care for heart failure patients. The team also includes the primary care doctor and/or cardiologist. The physician will be updated on the patient's progress; this program is designed to reinforce the care patients receive from their doctor.
For the patient to be enrolled in the clinic, a referral must be made by the patient’s physician. Contact the clinic by telephone: (254)202-8025.
SERVICES THE CLINIC OFFERS
• Clinic and telephone follow-up;
• Patient education focusing on understanding heart
failure, medications, nutrition, and activity;
• Monitoring patients when starting new medications;
• Utilizing community services to assist patients
in obtaining medications and other services;
• Nurse on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and
• Support group meetings.
• The patient and family have the assurance that
everything is done to optimize his or her health.
• The patient has an enhanced capacity for life as a
result of treatment and support.
• The patient plays a dynamic role in developing his
or her individualized treatment plan.